October 20, 2017

Final pretrial set for Quackenbush

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STANDISH — Former Sims Township Supervisor Robert Quackenbush appeared in 23rd Circuit Court in Arenac County for a pretrial Oct. 4 and is set for a final pretrial Dec. 13.

The Michigan State Police allege Quackenbush, 62, had a permanent residence in Saginaw Township in the years 2014-2016, during which he voted five times in Sims Township. He was serving as the Sims Township supervisor during the alleged incidents, resulting in his being charged with two counts of election law violation — voting in the wrong precinct, which is a felony.

The MSP investigation into Quackenbush’s voting and residency began in September 2015 when a Sims Township resident contacted the MSP about suspected election law violations, according to the police report.

Voting in the wrong precinct is punishable by up to four years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine. Quackenbush was bound over to circuit court in September.

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